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Back To School

It seems like schools are starting earlier and earlier every year, but growing up it was tradition to wait until the day after Labor Day to begin. I suppose I’ll always think of September as “back to school” month, even … Continue reading

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Mini Chalkboard

  Today I’m sharing another variation of the Mix The Media Mini Chalkboards. Here’s the list of supplies I used to create this mini piece of home decor: 6 x 6 Mix the Media Chalkboard Petaloo Lace (Blues) Petaloo Flower … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Birgit Norton

Today we have a beautiful card created by our talented guest designer, Birgit Norton of Crafting While I Wait. Birgit not only created a lovely card, but also included some extra photos of the process and a great tutorial for … Continue reading

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Masculine Mixed Media Tag

Today’s creation is something totally out of the ordinary for me — mixed media, a tag, and masculine! Both mixed media and masculine are areas I “struggle” in, but lately I’ve been branching out and trying my hand at both. … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Vicki Robertson

Welcome back to the Cropstop blog and another guest design post by Vicki Robertson of  He”artful” Validation of Vicki. Vicki has two beautiful Christmas themed tags to share with us today. Here’s what she says about creating them: “We are … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Sandie Lobbezoo

We’re back with another guest design post from Sandie of Sandie’s Card Garden. Once again she “knocked my socks off” with her over-the-top beautiful card! I love that gorgeous bouquet of flowers decorating her pretty frame! Sandie shares how she … Continue reading

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Technical Issues

FYI – Both the blog and the store experienced technical issues this week when their hosting site lost a hard drive. Thank you for your patience while we waited for repairs. We’re hoping the store will be up and running … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY!

Today I have a giveaway  (retail value over $30!) featuring products from the Cropstop store.  Here’s what’s included in the prize: 1 Rectangle Embossing Spacer 1 Package Red Petaloo Flowers 1 Large Green Burlap Flower 1 Gelli Printing Plate (3 … Continue reading

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Distress Oxides & Gelli Printing Plates

I’m sure by now most of you have heard about (if not not bought and experimented with) the NEW Tim Holtz Distress Oxides.  If you haven’t used them yet, you’re missing out! They are wonderful cross between pigment and dye … Continue reading

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Guest Designer – Stephanie Wright

Stephanie Wright (of Sasha Belle Designs) is our guest designer for today! She’s sharing a fun technique called “Faux Metal” that she used to create this beautiful CAS card! I ask Stephanie for instructions on creating the faux metal look … Continue reading

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